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Grateful Dead Live at Cleveland Music Hall on 1981-03-02




Set 1

Shakedown Street-> Minglewood Blues, Dire Wolf-> Cassidy, Althea-> El Paso, Jack A Roe, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Don't Ease Me In-> Promised Land

Set 2

Ramble On Rose, Playin' In The Band-> China Doll-> Drums-> Playin' In The Band-> The Wheel-> Around & Around-> Johnny B. Goode, E: U.S. Blues


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date March 2, 1981
Venue Cleveland Music Hall
Location Cleveland, OH

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Reel -> Dat (48k)
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> AIFF -> Adobe Audition v1.5 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Notes

Notes:
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Reviews

Reviewer: Go Faster, Get Rounder - - August 25, 2013
Subject: Another Source worth checking out
http://archive.org/details/gd1981-03-02.nak700.wagner.miller.90165.sbeok.flac16

If you don't like the mix in this source, I heartily recommend checking out this outstanding AUD MOTB recording that Charlie Miller worked on.

It is really, really worth a listen -- this show is short, but there is a lot of really great stuff in it that the MOTB recording brings out. El Paso and Jack-a-Roe just smoke and the entire second set is excellent in my book.
Reviewer: GeneV - - July 16, 2013
Subject: Not as good as CM is usual
The upper mids and lower treble are significantly over-emphasized.
Bob's guitar is pratically inaudible.
(Guess that's all not Charlie's fault.)
The show suffers clearly from these drawbacks.
There are others much more worthwhile.
Reviewer: secret8476 - - March 3, 2012
Subject: wierd stuff happening ...
When listening to Shakedown, there is an obvious separation of instruments - but that vastly improves with further listening.The bass is, as mentioned by njpg, very soft. When there are vocals, they are very upfront (i can forgive the nasal), and I can't hear Brent at all until the end of the shakedown. But the clarity is there and again, the blending comes together after Minglewood.
I can see why Lightening/Supplication did not make it thru the 80's. As much as I love Brent, he just cant pull off those back up vocals on those tunes and it makes for hard listening. Bobby seems to start singing songs before the rest of the band is ready for him to start belting it out (el paso- promised) but overall, I have heard worse performances (virtually anything from '93-'94). I can't see giving it more than 3 stars tho, and that's kinda being generous.
Reviewer: njpg - - March 2, 2012
Subject: Recording very sub-par for Mr. Miller
No bass, and nasal.
Reviewer: oldhip - - April 8, 2011
Subject: OHIO
Again Mr.Charlie thanks for the tunes
Reviewer: Dylan M - - April 8, 2011
Subject: 1st SBD in circulation on archive
The show itself is an average Winter 81 show with the MSG and Greensboro run outshining this show by a long shot.

Still great to have with some moments worth the download for.

Althea is the standout of set 1. Great soulful vocals from Jer.

Playin' wrap around has its interesting moments, but never really develops into a second set furry, instead fizzles into a momentum stopping China Doll.

Wheel totes strong vocals (though they do screw it up at the end)

3 star show
5 star transfer and recording (great instrument separation)
Solid 4 stars
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